Roman phallic pendant

Photo: Surrey County Council CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Pendant
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 14/11/2021
Location: Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire


A Roman copper alloy phallic pendant dating to the period c. AD 120 – 300. The phallus was considered a powerful symbol of protection in the Roman Empire and was popular with Roman soldiers.